Monetary Donations

We are a 501c3 tax exempt non profit. We accept monetary donations via check or PayPal . Our major expense is mailing out packages of books to our readers in Missouri prisons

We spend approximately $500 per month on mailing costs. Any contribution you can make to off set this cost is greatly appreciated and helps us to respond to more requests.The average cost to mail a package of up to three books in response to a prisoner’s request is $4.19

Book Donations

If you live in the city of St. Louis or the near-metropolitan area, we can in many cases pick up your book donations of 4 or more boxes. We accept both hardback and paperback books in good condition. Books that do not match our readers’ interests, we give away, or sell to provide funds to ship books to prisons. Contact us to get put on a pick up round at .

Our March pickup is scheduled for 3/28 from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are interested in being on this pickup round, please email us. Let us know your address and how many boxes you will have. Please have your boxes outside by your front door, in a drive-way or car port, or lobby by 10 am so that our volunteers can access them. No need to be home. In case of inclement weather we may reschedule.

Please note the following about books that get rejected by prisons: (1) Books that have water or other liquid damage. (2) Materials with warped pages, stains, discoloration, or mold (3) Underlined or marked texts. (4) Books with their covers removed. (5) Former library books (6) Great Books Series, Reader’s Digest Books, or Encyclopedias. Please understand that we cannot take books in large plastic tubs or large boxes. They are simply too heavy to move.

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